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OASIS RFP HSTS03-07-R-CIO209 Amendment A00003 Attachment A # Reference Offeror Question Response 12 Section 5.1 .4, Application In an effort to promote a lev el competitive field would The TRM cannot be freely distributed to prospective Platforms and Technical the Government prov ide a copy of the Technical Offerors due to security reasons. The TRM contains a Env ironments, page 18 Reference Model document as it’s likely the incumbent standard assortment of standard platforms and has the information? applications in use in Government and industry. The Gov ernment expects that the successful Offeror will hav e sound knowledge of established Technical Methods for application development. However, the TRM can be made av ailable at the Gov ernment site for prospective Offerors who are currently under a contract with TSA and who possess a minimum of a “Secret” lev el clearance. 13 Section 7 .15.1 , Certification of OCI, Will the Gov ernment prov ide a list of companies that At this time there are no known OCI issues relating to page 33 would be precluded from participation on the OASIS any vendors in EAGLE Functional Category 4. Section program due to OCI issues? 7 .15 of the RFP governs prospective Offerors’ responsibilities with respect to OCIs. Prime v endors are encouraged to check with prospective subcontractors and teaming partners to determine if any OCI issues ex ist. 14 Section 7 .16.6.1 2)a), Contract Will TSA allow/accept the contractor's industrial No. A v alid contract between the Government and the Personnel Screening, page 42 security office to process the SF 86 and Fingerprint Contractor must be in-place before official personnel cards for new hires in an effort to reduce the 35-day screening can be initiated. However, Offerors may, at TSA submission requirement prior to the new hires their own discretion, collect and organize information employment start date? that would be needed to complete personnel screening to ex pedite processing after award. 15 Section 5.1 .5 EDB Framework.NET The RFP work package lists 20 deliverables and the See response to question #9 in OASIS Amendment Conv ersion and Enhancement pricing sheet lists 30 deliverables for the same work 00002 Attachment A: Work Package & 10.3.2.2 Proposed package. Is this intentional? Should the contractor use Prices Template "EDB-NET" the larger list of deliverables for pricing and creating “The information in Appendix 6 is correct. Please cut sheet, page 1 43 DIDs? and paste the information for this work package as shown in Appendix 6 into the Deliv erable and Labor Resource Spreadsheet entry for this work package.” Deliverable information in Appendix 6 should be used for the price proposal worksheet in Section 10.3.2.2. Page 1 OASIS RFP HSTS03-07-R-CIO209 Amendment A00003 Attachment A # Reference Offeror Question Response 16 Section 126.96.36.199, 1 st sentence, Page Can additional labor categories be proposed by the Yes, additional labor categories may be proposed after 11 contractor after contract award or can they only be contract award as described in Section 188.8.131.52. added in the proposal to the RFP? However, for your response to the OASIS RFP, Offerors should limit labor categories to those in the EAGLE contract. 17 Appendix 6, Work Order 1 , work package: EDB Framework .NET The Gov ernment believes that the SDLC work package Section 5.1 , Page 1 42 Conv ersion and Enhancement specifies “The is more appropriate as a basis for the “EDB Framework Ev erything” database in a RAD framework, the .NET Conv ersion and Enhancement” work package. schedule is 45 days and the package is defined as an SDLC effort, given the fact that this is a 45 day activity, would the Government prefer a RAD or an SDLC? 18 Appendix 6, Section 5.4.2, Page Can the Government provide sample work order No. The Government believes that the information 148 representation of high, medium and low scope and prov ided in the RFP is sufficient to enable prospective complex ity ? Offerors to develop a plan to support a data center migration effort. 19 Attachment 5, Section 1 .1.1, Page Can the Government clarify the number of Page 116 refers to a template for preparation of a Data 116 customizations and lines of code for the standard found Item Description; there is no reference to on page 116? customizations and lines of code on page 116. 20 Appendix 6, Section 5.1, Page 1 42 On page 142, Section 5.1.1 states “TSA uses the EDB The Gov ernment will use the SDLC work package as a framework to provide rapid application development basis for the “EDB Framework .NET Conversion and for a certain class of mission or business Enhancement” work package. requirements”, but on page 1 43, Section 5.1.5 states the work package is SDLC. Should RAD or SDLC be See response to question #8 in OASIS Amendment utilized for this work package? 00002 Attachment A for an elaboration on the relationship between “EDB Platform Application Dev elopment” and “EDB Framework .NET Conversion and Enhancement.” Page 2 OASIS RFP HSTS03-07-R-CIO209 Amendment A00003 Attachment A # Reference Offeror Question Response 21 Appendix 6, Section 5.3.1, 2nd It states, “TSA has defined a method to use HTMLDB The class of mission requirements addressed by Sentence, Page 1 46 to prov ide rapid application development for a certain HTMLDB applications are generally those where: class of mission or business requirements.” Q: What 1. A low-level of complex ity (data and/or logic) is are those business classes and requirements? required by a relatively larger number of users 2. A relatively higher lev el of complex ity is required by a low number of users 3. Mission customers value faster delivery of functionality over functional robustness/complex ity ; or, they are willing to accept staged delivery of incremental functionality. 22 Appendix 6, Section 5.3.1, Page 1 46 Please describe some of your custom extensions that “Ex tensions” in this context means a set of reusable hav e been developed on top of the standard HTMLDB HTMLDB-based components that are part of most platform. HTMLDB applications. Examples are a common User Administration module, “List of V alues” manager module (i.e., reference data which populates UI widgets, such as drop-downs, ad hoc reporting module, etc.) 23 Appendix 6, Section 5.7 .3, Page 157 What is the work package as related to Work Package The work package in Appendix 6, Section 5.7 .3 titled #11 , or should it be titled Design and Implementation “Information Sharing Env ironment (ISE) Initial Work Package? Operating Platform (IOP) Enhancement” is derived from the Representative Work Package titled “Design and Implementation of Dev elopment, Test, Integration, and Non-Production Env ironments” found on in Attachment 5, Section 1 .1.5.1 on page 1 34. 24 OASIS RFP, Attachment 8, WO 2, Please provide TSAs current SLAs for Tier3 level There currently are no SLA s in place, as this is a new Section 5. support. function. 1.2, bullet 3, Page 3 Page 3 OASIS RFP HSTS03-07-R-CIO209 Amendment A00003 Attachment A # Reference Offeror Question Response 25 Attachment 7 , WO 2, Section 8, States, “…levels defined in Section 12.1 Volume 1 Section 10.1 in Volume I is correct. 2nd Bullet, Page 1 9 Instructions to Offerors for Indiv idual Work Order Ev aluation Criteria of the RFP.” Q. No Section 12.1 We are looking to the Offeror to propose their skill and Volume I, we believe that the Government is referring labor mix that will best meet the government’s to Section 10.1 Instructions to offerors, however in requirements. This will be ev aluated by the Section 10.1 there is no skill and experience lev el government as part of their ev aluation of the Offeror’s defined as it is inferred in Page 19 of Attachment 7 , WO proposal. 2, Section 8. Please clarify . 26 OASIS RFP, Appendix 6 – WO 1 , What enterprise search technologies and tools are The Gov ernment has recently purchased licenses for section 5.5, Page 149 currently being utilized by the Sy stem Innov ation Autonomy to support its enterprise search Group (SIG) for the enterprise search prototype? requirements. 27 General The methodologies between the work order and the The methodology to use is identified in each work work packages is different. Please clarify which package within the work order. methodology we are to use. 28 General There are additional work packages in the work order Yes. The Government intends to issue additional work that are not in the work packages. Is it the packages in future work orders. Gov ernment’s intent to issue additional work packages? Page 4 OASIS RFP HSTS03-07-R-CIO209 Amendment A00003 Attachment A # Reference Offeror Question Response 29 TSA OASIS RFP A0001 , This paragraph states that “Each build will be priced The Secure Flight Development System has the Attachment 7 Work Order #2 using the following government supplied items: IMS, following PRs/CRs open at present: Section 5 page 2 list of Problem Reports (PRs) and Change Requests (CRs) for inclusion into the build and the applicable o 7 3 PRs TSA OASIS RFP A0001 , Section deliverables for the work package in section 5.2.4.” o 53 CRs 10.2.6 - Work Order 2 & 3 Proposed Prices (Section 6) Section 10.2.6 in the Amendment prov ides instructions The Secure Flight Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Subsection 3 page 6 for pricing Work Orders #2 and #3. Sy stem has the following PRs/CRs open at present: Since the RFP requires offerors to price the Work o 98 PRs Order #2 SF Build Release work package, please o 33 PRs Awaiting QA (11 Released, 2 V erified, prov ide the GFE IMS, list of Problem Reports (PRs) 20 Implemented), 1 Returned and Change Requests (CRs) that define the scope of the o 65 CRs build(s) to be priced. o 2 CRs on HOLD However, it should be noted the count changes on a daily basis as fix es are approved and implemented (closed) and cleared from the list. The GFE Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) shows in great detail every activity that needs to take place to bring SF to production. As a result, the IMS cannot be freely distributed to prospective Offerors due to security reasons. 30 TSA OASIS RFP A0001 , This section appears to require Contractor support to Section 7 .2 is intended to be an introduction about the Attachment 7 Work Order #2 be “on-call for any troubleshooting or resolutions” in Secure Flight operating Env ironment. The on-call Section 7 .2 page 1 2 the Operations Centers for the Secure Flight support is the same support as required in Work Order application. We assume this is the same support #3, and should not be priced as part of the Work Order required in Work Order #3, where the Contractor is #2 cost proposal. required to prov ide 24x7 x365 Level 3 support to TTAC applications, and that it should be priced as part of Work Order #3. Please confirm. Page 5 OASIS RFP HSTS03-07-R-CIO209 Amendment A00003 Attachment A # Reference Offeror Question Response 31 TSA OASIS RFP A0001 , In these sections, the offeror is required to propose a Please include your proposed SLAs as an addendum to Attachment 7 Work Order #2 complete list of SLAs for the Work Order, including your technical proposal for each work order. Section 7 .4 pages 1 6 proposed monitoring methods and proposed financial incentives/ disincentives. However, there is no TSA OASIS RFP A0001 , prov ision in the instructions on where to include this Attachment 8 Work Order #3 information in the proposal. Please clarify. Section 7 .4 pages 9-11 32 TSA OASIS RFP A0001 , This section does not prov ide enough detail about the We are not currently running a Tier 3, so unfortunately Attachment 8 Work Order #3 work scope in this work package for offerors to specify it is impossible to give a number of calls per Section 5.1 .2 page 2-3 level of effort and pricing as required in the proposal application, ticket open/close metrics, etc.. However, section 10.2.6. Please specify the assumptions the we recognize that an offeror may wish to propose a TSA OASIS RFP A0001 , Section offeror should make (number of calls per application, pricing strategy that grants them flexibility for this 10.2.6 - Work Order 2 & 3 ticket open/close metrics, etc) in order to price the service. Proposed Prices (Section 6) work package in Work Order #3. Subsection 3 page 6 33 TSA OASIS RFP Section 1 0.3 Is it permissible for the offeror to use zip files for It is permissible to use ZIP files for electronic Submission Format page 89 submission of the proposal? If so, does the “.zip” file submission. In order to avoid e-mail filtering issues, ex tension need to be modified to something else (ie, Offerors should not use the .zip extension; choose a “.piz”) in order to have the files accepted by TSA? different extension (e.g., “txt”, “piz”, etc.) and rename the file for e-mail transmission. 34 TSA OASIS RFP Section 1 0.3.2.2 CLIN numbers are not provided for several of the work An updated Volume 2 file is included with CLINs for all Ex cel Workbook packages included in the excel pricing for RFP Section remaining work packages. 10.3.2.2. For ex ample, 2.0 Enterprise Search references CLIN 0001 and 6.0 ISE Identity and Access Management references CLIN 0002, however, the remaining work packages do not include CLIN Volume 2 - Price reference numbers. Proposal - A3 Please provide CLIN numbers for all of the work packages to be priced. Page 6 OASIS RFP HSTS03-07-R-CIO209 Amendment A00003 Attachment A # Reference Offeror Question Response 35 TSA OASIS RFP Section 1 .1.5 .1 .3, We assume the offeror will not be required to develop The Gov ernment ex pects its application development Deliverable 11.4.3 Sy stem Security C&A work papers such as Sy stem Security Plan, Contractors to fully participate in the creation of Plan (including all the work Security Test & Ev aluation, Accreditation and POA&M, artifacts supporting C&A, such as Sy stem Security products under it) and WP 184.108.40.206 but will e responsible for providing responses to assist Plans. Security Test Plan Page 135 - 1 36 in the Certification and Accreditation (C&A) processes. Please confirm. TSA OASIS RFP Section 1 .1.5 .3.3, Deliverable 220.127.116.11 System Security Plan (including all the work products under it) Page 1 39 36 TSA OASIS RFP Section 5.2.4 EDB This offeror assumes that the “Code (in Digital Your assumption is correct. Code in digital format Platform Application Development Format)” deliverable should be included in these work should be included in these work packages. Work Package page 145 – 1 46 packages. Please confirm. TSA OASIS RFP Section 5.3.4 HTMLDB Platform Work Package page 147 – 148 37 TSA OASIS RFP A0001 , The list of deliverables and work products specified for The information prov ided in Attachment 8 is correct. Attachment 8 Work Order #3, the work package in Attachment 8 are different from Section 5.1 .4. Pages 3-4, and the list provided in the Deliverable and Labor Deliverable and Labor Resources Resources Spreadsheet for the same work package. We Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet for assume the information in Attachment 8 is correct. TTACRTS Please confirm. Page 7 OASIS RFP HSTS03-07-R-CIO209 Amendment A00003 Attachment A # Reference Offeror Question Response 38 TSA OASIS RFP A0001 , As noted in Section 5.1 .1, a primary piece of the Your assumption is incorrect. Only the COTS software Attachment 7 , Work Order #2 SecureFlight COTS package is Bladeworks technology packages will be GFE. Sections 5.1 .1 Background page 2, from the InfoGlide Services Corporation. The InfoGlide Section 6 Government Furnished Bladeworks and AdvancePoint2 products are listed in Equipment page 10, and Appendix Appendix A as components of the Current TTAC A: Current TTAC Sy stem Hardware Sy stem Hardware and Software Env ironments which & Software Env ironments page 23 will be GFE. To date, in addition to the products - 24 themselves, InfoGlide has prov ided development and implementation serv ices, enhancements, and support for the SecureFlight program and maintained a key role in SecureFlight application development. This Offeror assumes that these services are also GFE in addition to the products. Please confirm. 39 Attachment 3, TSA SDLC The referenced section does not contain the referenced Yes, Appendix C of the TSA SDLC will be prov ided v ia Appendix C. Can this be prov ided? the TSA website for OASIS. Appendix C will be av ailable at http://www.tsa.gov/join/business/oasis.shtm. Page 8
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